You'll probably have noticed that some of the information on the
'Biography' page was slightly, erm, embroidered so here's the
rather boring truth...
Martin Chatterton was born in Liverpool in 1961 and attended art
college in London during the early 1980's. Since graduating he has
worked succesfully in the publishing and design business as an
author and illustrator. He has written twenty children's books for
a variety of age ranges and has illustrated more than eighty books
for many other writers, including Roger McGough, Tony Bradman, Jon
Blake, Tony Mitton and Michael Rosen. Now a full-time writer and
illustrator, Martin has previously spent time as a graphic designer
and a lecturer.
He lives in northern NSW and is married with two children.
Art & Design Foundation, Hugh Baird College, Liverpool, 1979-80
Graphic Design BA (Hons) 1st class, Kingston University (London),
Clients include Cadbury’s, Dettol, Golden Wonder, Sydney Opera
House, Honda, Sony, The Royal Mail, The London Science Museum,
Radio Skyrock Paris, National Lottery Holland, NatWest Bank,
Clydesdale Bank, Vodafone, The Scottish Development Agency, Eastern
Water, Nokia, Tesco’s, Hallmark Cards, Yellow Pages, Asda, Marks
and Spencer, WH Smith, Boots, Radio Times, Sunday Express, Daily
Express, The Observer, The Guardian, Punch, She magazine, New
Woman, That’s Life magazine, and many others.
Agent: represented in the UK and Europe by Eastwing Illustration
Publishing clients include Puffin Books, Transworld, Harper
Collins, Walker Books, Egmont Books, Macmillan, Reed, Random House,
Writer, 1994- present
Clients include: Puffin Books, Scholastic UK, Scholastic Inc (USA),
Egmont Books, Walker Books, Hodder.
Recent titles for Scholastic in the ‘Bad Dog’ series have been sold
for publication in the USA, China, Finland, Canada, Australia and
Literary agents: represented in Australia and worldwide by Tara Wynne @ Curtis Brown, Sydney, Australia.
Co-founder (with Simon Bailey), and creative director of The Point (now Forepoint), a multi-discipline
design practice based in London and the Northwest UK. Sold holding
in 1998. Since then has continued working as an independent designer in the UK, US and Australia.
Senior Lecturer, University of Central Lancashire, School of
Graphic Design, 1987-1991.
Drawing and design tutor, Hugh Baird College of Art, 1984-1987.
Visiting faculty member or guest lecturer at Birmingham School of
Art, Cumbria School of Art, York School of Art, Maidstone College
of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University, Knowsley Tertiary
College, Kingston University,1985-1995.
External Examiner, Manchester Metropolitan University, School of
Illustration, BA (hons) degree, 1994-1997.
External member, course validation, Manchester Metropolitan
University, Illustration and Animation degree, 1997.
Children’s BBC online Author of the Month, April 2002.
Waterstone’s Book of the Month selection March 2001.
WH Smith ‘Recommended Read’ selection (‘Bad Dog/Hollywood’, ‘Bad
Dog/Crazee Martians’) April 2002.
B&H illustration award winner 1984,1985, 1987.
‘Best of European Illustration’ jury selected 1984, 1989.
‘British Images: The Association of Illustrators Awards’ juror
1992, exhibitor 1991, 1993.
Design & Art Direction (tutor) gold awards, 1990, 1991, 1992.
Guest on BBC ‘Live and Kicking’, 1995.
Guest on UK Nickelodeon, 1998.
Nottinghamshire Book Award winner 2000 (illustrator) for ‘Big Bad
Raps’ by Tony Mitton.
Experian Big Book Award winner 2000 (illustrator) for ‘Big Bad
Raps’ by Tony Mitton.
'Michigan Moorcroft' shortlisted for the Salford Children's Book
'Michigan' shorlisted for The Angus Book Awards 2005
'Final Cut' winner of The Nottingham Book Award 2005
Member of the Walker Books Authors and Illustrators Trust.
Member of The Society of Authors.
Member of the Society of Children’s Books Writers and
Member of The Northern Rivers Writers Centre.
Judge, New South Wales Premier's Literary Award 2008.
President of the Lennox Arts Board 2011, 2012.
Mentee, ArtStart, Northern Rivers Arts, 2011.
Silly Circus/Walker Books,1993
Roxy’s Street/Walker Books, 1994
The Nutty Footy Book/Puffin,1994
Martin Chatterton’s Weird World of Pop/Hodder, 1995
Martin Chatterton’s Weird World of TV/Hodder, 1995
The Euro Nutty Footy Book/Puffin, 1996
The Utterly Nutty History of Footy/Puffin, 1997
Utterly Nutty World Cup Footy/Puffin,1998
The Utterly Nutty World of Animals/Puffin, 1998
The Utterly Nutty World ofSport/Puffin,1998
The Utterly Nutty World of The Movies/Puffin,1999
The Utterly Nutty World of The Future/Puffin,1999
The Ultimate A-Z of Footy/ Puffin, 2001
Bad Dog And All That Hollywood Hoo-Hah/Scholastic, 2002
Bad Dog And Those Crazee Martians/Scholastic, 2002
Bad Dog And The Curse Of The President’s Knee/Scholastic, 2002
Bad Dog Rockin’ Up A Phat One In Da House/Scholastic 2003
Bad Dog Goes Barktastic Baby!/Scholastic 2004
Holidaze!/Egmont Books, 2003
Spooks!/Egmont Books, 2003
Puters!/Egmont Books, 2003
Skool!/Egmont Books, 2003
Michigan Moorcroft/ Scholastic, 2003
The Brain Finds A Leg/Little Hare 2007
Stunt Monkeys/Stripes Publishing 2007
The Brain Full of Holes/Little Hare 2008
By The Picking of My Nose/Little Hare 2009
A Belt Around My Bum/Little Hare 2010
Chew Bee or not Chew Bee/Little Hare 2011
Mort/Random House 2012
Cyril MC by Mary Hoffman/Puffin 1988
Helen Highwater by Roger McGough/Puffin 1989
Tommy Niner and The Planet Of Danger by Tony Bradman/Puffin 1991
Zargon Zoo by Paul Shipton/Heinemann 1991
The Likely Stories by Jon Blake/Viking 1991
Jack and His Computer by CJ Moore/Heinemann 1992
Tommy Niner and The Mystery Spaceship by Tony Bradman/Puffin 1993
Look At Me (In A Funny Hat)! by Richard Johnson, Walker Books 1993
Look At Me (In Funny Clothes)! by Richard Johnson, Walker Books
How To Be A Superkid by Laurence Anholt/Walker Books 1994
Little Stupendo by Jon Blake/Walker Books 1995
Billy Rubbish by Alexander McCall Smith/Methuen 1995
Tommy Niner and The Moon Of Doom by Tony Bradman/Puffin 1996
Nonsense! by Richard Brown/Cambridge University Press/1996
Big Bad Raps by Tony Mitton/Orchard 1996
Royal Raps by Tony Mitton/Orchard1996
Alien On The 99th Floor by Jenny Nimmo/Heinemann1996
Five Little Monkeys by Kate Ruttle/Cambridge University Press 1996
Spider McDrew by Alan Durant/Collins 1996
Happy Birthday Spider McDrew by Alan Durant/Collins 1997
The Magnificent Mummies by Tony Bradman/Puffin 1997
Midnight In Memphis by Tony Bradman/Puffin 1998
Kristel Dimond, Timecop by Sam McBratney/Walker Books 1998
Derek Dungbeetle In Paradise by Nick Storme/Mammoth 1998
Derek DungbeetleGets The Blues by Nick Storme/Mammoth 1998
Fangtastic Raps by Tony Mitton/Orchard 1998
Hop On Top by Tony Mitton/Cambridge University Press 1999
Ham and Jam by Tony Mitton/Cambridge University Press 1999
Jump and Bump by Tony Mitton/Cambridge University Press 1999
The Thing That came From Jason's Nose by Tony Bradman/Mammoth 1999
Little Stupendo Rides Again by Jon Blake/Walker Books 1999
Monster Raps by Tony Mitton/Orchard 1999
Scary Raps by Tony Mitton/Orchard 1999
Robin Hood Raps by Tony Mitton/Orchard 2000
Groovy Greek Hero Raps by Tony Mitton/Orchard 2000
Mega Greek Myth Raps by Tony Mitton/Orchard 2000
Here I Am Said Smedley by Simon Puttock/Mammoth 2000
Stranger From Somewhere In Time by Sam McBratney/Mammoth 2000
The Runaway Pizza by Brenda Parkes/Rigby 2000
Little Stupendo Flies High by Jon Blake/Walker Books 2001
Great Greek Myth Raps by Tony Mitton/Orchard 2001
Charlie Chimpanzee by Tony Mitton/Cambridge University Press 2001
Elvis and the Scooter, Harcourt 2003
Voodoo Child by TonyBradman/Egmont 2004
Final Cut by Tony Bradman/Egmont 2004
Deadly Game by Tony Bradman/Egmont 2004
The Surprise Party/Egmont 2005
Mummies Find Fame/Egmont 2006
Ogre In A Toga/Scholastic 2007
Incredible Creatures/Puffin 2007
Mighty Egyptians by Nigel Crowle/Puffin 2007
Heroic Greeks <><><>by Nigel Crowle/Puffin 2007
Amazing Space by Nigel Crowle/Puffin 2007
Freaky Football by Nigel Crowle/Puffin 2007
King Tut's Golden Toilet/Puffin 2007
Hadrian's Lucky Latrine/Puffin 2007
Henry VIII's Privy/Puffin 2007
Queen Victoria's Potty/Puffin 2007
Little Horrors series (6 titles)/Little Hare 2006-2011
Chew Bee or not Chew Bee/Little Hare 2011